Whale Watching Rib Boat Tour from Reykjavik

Experience an Adrenaline rush on this Speed Whale Watching Tour - See whales, seals & puffins!

This ocean adventure will take us bouncing across the white-crested waves of the Atlantic Ocean, offering an exhilarating boat ride, the chance to see adorable puffins in the flesh and a myriad of incredible whale species, making it ideal for nature lovers and thrill seekers alike. Our custom-built RIB boats are the perfect way to get up close and personal with some of the largest and most beautiful creatures that have ever existed. It is an awe-inspiring trip that offers the opportunity to see some of the finest marine species that the world has, including minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises and humpbacks, and occasionally orcas. Our expert guides will teach you everything that you need to know about these incredible species. So, don't delay, join one of our incredible whale watching trips today and get ready for an unforgettable journey filled with wonder and excitement.

Tour Description

Our adventure begins at the Old Harbor in Reykjavik, where our trusted partners will welcome you. To find our ticket office, which also serves as our meeting point, you simply need to go to the Old Harbor and look for the red and white building (Elding). This is in the downtown area, so it shouldn’t be too far out of your way. Just next door is our Visitor Center, built onboard a remodeled fishing vessel. Inside, you’ll find a café, a souvenir shop, and a wildlife exhibition. You are welcome to explore these areas either while you wait or after we return from the tour.

We head to the harbor where you will see the exhilarating RIB boats. They have been specially designed, which them perfect for whale-watching as they are fast, easy to maneuver, allowing us to get as close as we possibly can to the whales, without interfering with what they are doing. RIB boats also provide an exciting ride: bouncing across the white-crested waves in a manner that will make your heart pound.

We will speed off to Kollafjordur bay, stopping off at the idyllic island of Akurey Puffin Island, renowned for the many adorable puffins that live there during the summertime. Puffins have become especially popular over recent years, thanks to their cuteness. They along with eiders and arctic tern, nest on the island, making it the perfect place to get up close and personal with these legendary birds. The birds are popular with everyone, although we find that children and families particularly love these adorable birds.

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From there we will speed towards the whale watching area, bumping across the white-crested waves in an adrenaline-pumping ride for everyone to enjoy. Our expert captain will use a combination of prevailing local wisdom and scientific knowledge to take us to the place that we have the best chance of spotting whales. Obviously, it is impossible for us to guarantee the species of whales that we will see, however, we see some form of whale on almost every tour that we do.

We will take a scenic route on our return journey, seeing yet more magnificent creatures, like swooping white-tailed eagles, gannets, dolphins and much, much more. This coupled with the stunning natural scenery makes it the ideal way to end an incredible day.

We will provide you with all the safety equipment that you need for this adventure, including warm flotation suits, life-vests, gloves, and goggles. There will always be an expert member of staff present, to provide information about what you are seeing and ensure that every guest is safe. We strongly recommend that you wear warm clothing and bring a camera to capture all the amazing things that we will see.

*This tour is operated by a trusted partner.

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2 hours


Apr - Sep

Age limit

10 years


19 990

Tour highlights

  • Speed boat tour

  • Adrenaline rush

  • Whales & wildlife

  • Get extra close!

  • If there are no sightings - you get a FREE ticket to join again!

  • See diverse wildlife, Puffins & seals